Wantage 2 v Cowley Workers 2 (27 October 2015)

Wantage 2
Score
Cowley Workers 2
1
 Spalding, George H (115)
0 - 1
 Ilic, Steve (109)
2
 Booker, Julian (103)
0 - 1
 Matilal, Tamil (100)
3
 Mill, Matt (90)
0 - 1
 Buckland, David AS (82)
4
 Thompson, Steven (85)
1 - 0
 Miller, David H (69)
5
 Leake, John (85)
1 - 0
 Buckland, Chris ( )
6
 Stubberfield, Derek (8)
1 - 0
 default
Result
3 - 3
A second useful draw for the second team, albeit aided by the opponents turning up one light. Your scribe sacrificed a knight for three pawns, but it did not come off. A bad night too for Julian who proceeded to lose minor piece material. Matt looked to be in a good position, but unaccountably dropped his queen.
 
That was the last of the bad news, fortunately. We had the default win, and John won an easy victory, accumulating loads of material.
 
The star of the evening though was Steven. Things looked bad for him as he had fallen a rook down. But we have learned in the past not to underrate his resilience. He used his one asset in a far advanced pawn, which could not be stopped from promotion, also being careful to ward off a back rank mate. So a 3 - 3 draw.
 
 
Report by George Spalding